Atopic dermatitis with history of asthma
Hello, my 3-year-old niece is having dryness, redness, and scaling on her arms. Her mother reports that she has been trying to scratch the itchy rash, which appears to be making the plaques thicker. Her daughter has asthma as well. The clinician diagnosed atopic dermatitis. Can anyone please recommend what should we do?
Advise your sister to limit exposure to all potential triggers for AD, including dyes, excessive bathing, extreme temperatures, irritating detergents and soaps, and tight-fitting clothing. Preventive measures can be implemented to reduce the symptoms of AD. Her clothes and sheets should be thoroughly washed with unscented detergent, and dryer sheets should be avoided. Overall, bathing is recommended to remove bacteria and hydrate the skin, but excessive bathing should be avoided, and lukewarm water and mild, hypoallergenic cleansers should be used. Patient's skin should be moisturized with unscented emollient products immediately after bathing. The skin barrier can be hydrated and maintained using emollient moisturizers that contain oils, petrolatum, or silicone